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Tawa Sandwich (Griddle Sandwich)

Looking for delicious and different Bread Snacks? Well, I’ve got one for you on this post. This Tawa Sandwich recipe is a simple but tasty grilled sandwich stuffed with a spiced potato filling. This sandwich is also made on a tawa or griddle. With the same technique, you can make grilled sandwiches with different stuffings like paneer, vegetables, cheese, mushroom, etc. Makes for a yummy dish for those evening snack cravings.

tawa sandwich served on a white plate with a small bowl of tomato ketchup kept on the side.

About Tawa Sandwich

For a potato lover like me and my family, this Tawa Sandwich is a really good option for times we just want to indulge in something yummy and also easy to make. It brings together, best of both the worlds – a yum potato stuffed sandwich made on a tawa or griddle.

A tawa is a flat or a concave shaped pan used often in Indian cuisine to roast roti, chapati, parathas, to make dosa and also to pan fry snacks like Aloo Tikki, various vegetable fries and more.

This Griddle Sandwich is good if you do not have an electric sandwich maker or a panini press. You can make any grilled sandwich using this method.

But if you have a sandwich maker, then following the same recipe, you can easily toast or grill the sandwiches.

Additionally if you do not have a tawa or griddle, make these sandwiches in a frying pan or a a flat skillet.

For the easiest Tawa Sandwich, all you need is a good homemade loaf, mashed potatoes and the regular Indian spices like chaat masala powder and red chili powder. I also add some finely chopped onions and bell peppers for an extra crunch in the snack.

I make this Griddle Sandwich as a quick bite on some days. When I boil potatoes, I boil some extra. You never know when they will come handy. I then, refrigerate them and use in a day or two. You can use those boiled potatoes to make a variety of snacks like:

  • Bread Roll – A bread snack with a soft spiced mashed potato filling that is deep fried.
  • Potato Sandwich – Grilled version of the comforting sandwich stuffed with a savory stuffing.
  • Bread Pakora – Bread slices filled with spiced potato filling, batter coated and deep fried

Choice of Bread

For making this Tawa Sandwich, I always use a whole wheat loaf. Most of the times I bake the whole wheat bread at home. So, when I plan to have sandwiches for snacks or breakfast, I bake the loaf a day or a couple of days before and refrigerate.

In this recipe of Griddle Sandwich too, my choice of bread has been homemade whole wheat bread.

With whole wheat breads, the sandwiches are not light, but are filling. They do keep you full for some time. In addition, you can also amp up the taste of this sandwich by adding some grated cheese or paneer in the stuffing.

Serve this Tawa Sandwich with tomato ketchup or eggless mayo or any dip. It also goes very well with a freshly made homestyle mint-coriander chutney.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Tawa Sandwich

Make Potato Stuffing

1. Peel and mash 1 large boiled potato or 2 medium potatoes (150 grams).

You can steam or boil or pressure cook the potatoes in a stovetop pressure cooker, in a pan or the Instant Pot, adding water as needed.

Remember to drain all the water very well from the potatoes. Let them become warm, and then peel & mash the potatoes nicely.

mashed potatoes in a bowl for aloo sandwich.

2. Now, add ⅓ cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper and ¼ cup finely chopped onion.

You can use any colored capsicum or bell pepper or skip if you want. Some grated cheese can also be added at this point.

finely chopped yellow bell pepper and finely chopped onions added to mashed potatoes for aloo sandwich.

3. Add ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder, ¼ teaspoon red chili powder and salt as per taste.

spice powders and salt added to vegetable mixture for aloo sandwich.

4. Mix very well. Check the taste and add more chaat masala powder, red chili powder or salt, if required. Keep the potato stuffing aside.

ingredients mixed well to make the potato stuffing.

Assemble Sandwich

5. Slice the loaf into ½ inch width. Butter them evenly.

If you like you can also spread some coriander chutney or cilantro-mint chutney on top of the butter. Mayonnaise is also another spread you can consider.

spreading butter on bread pieces.

6. Now, place the prepared potato stuffing and spread it all over the slices. Cover with the second slice.

prepared potato stuffing placed on buttered bread slices and covered.

Make Griddle Sandwich

7. Heat a thick-bottomed tawa or a griddle and spread some butter on it.

spreading butter on hot tawa.

8. Place one or two prepared sandwiches on the tawa or griddle.

Keep the heat from low to medium, depending on the heaviness and thickness of the tawa or griddle.

prepared sandwiches placed on tawa.

9. Now, place a lid on the sandwiches. On top of the lid, place a weight and toast for a few minutes.

You can also only place a heavy lid. The plate I used is not heavy. So, I kept a heavy mortar on it.

toasting tawa sandwich covered with a lid with a mortar placed on it.

10. Toast for a few minutes and then remove the weight and lid or plate.

Spread some butter on the top. Check with a spatula, to see how much the base has browned.

spreading butter on tawa sandwich while being toasted.

11. When the base turns golden, then flip.

tawa sandwich flipped.

12. Again, place the lid and a weight on it, and toast for a few minutes or till the base turns golden and crisp.

toasting base of tawa sandwich covered with a lid with mortar placed on it.

13. Once done, remove the sandwiches on a plate. As I was taking the photos, so the sandwiches got more toasted and browned.

Toast the sandwiches in batches on the griddle or tawa using this method.

tawa sandwich placed on a white plate.

14. Serve Tawa Sandwich hot with tomato ketchup or mint chutney.

tawa sandwich served on a white plate with a small bowl of tomato ketchup kept on the side.

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tawa sandwich served on a white plate with a small bowl of tomato ketchup kept on the side.

Tawa Sandwich (Griddle Sandwich)

This Tawa Sandwich recipe is a simple but tasty grilled sandwich stuffed with a spiced potato filling. This sandwich is also made on a tawa or griddle. Makes for a yummy dish for those evening snack cravings.

5 from 3 votes

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes

Making stuffing

  • Peel and mash 1 large boiled potato or 2 medium potatoes. You can steam or boil or pressure cook the potatoes in a pan, or a stovetop pressure cooker or instant pot. Add water as required while boiling or steaming the potatoes.
  • Take the mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl. Add the finely chopped bell pepper and onions to the mashed potatoes.

  • Add chaat masala, red chilli powder and salt as per taste

  • Mix very well. Check the taste and add more chaat masala, red chilli powder or salt if required.

  • Keep the potato stuffing aside.

Assembling

Making tawa sandwich

  • Heat a thick bottomed tawa or a griddle and spread some butter on it. Keep heat from low to medium, depending on the heaviness and thickness of the tawa or griddle.

  • Place 1 to 2 prepared sandwiches on the tawa or griddle.

  • Now place a lid on the sandwiches. On top of the lid, place a weight. 

  • You can also only place a heavy lid. The plate I used is not heavy, so I kept a heavy mortar on it.

  • Toast for a few minutes and remove the weight and lid or plate.

  • Spread some butter on the top. You do have to check with a spatula, to see how much they bottom has got browned. When the base becomes golden, then flip carefully using a spatula.

  • Now again place the lid and a weight on it. Again toast for a few minutes till the bottom is golden and crisp.

  • Once done, then remove griddle sandwich in a plate. Using the same technique, grill or toast the remaining prepared sandwiches on the griddle or tawa.

  • Serve Tawa Sandwich hot with tomato ketchup or mint-coriander chutney.

  • Spices can be added more or less as per your preferences.
  • Some grated cheese or paneer also can be added in the stuffing.
  • You can use any colored capsicum or red bell pepper or skip if you want.
  • Use a thick bottomed heavy tawa or griddle. Do not use a thin light weight tawa as the sandwiches may get burnt fast. 
  • Regulate the heat as needed, depending on the size and heaviness of the griddle or tawa. It can range from low to medium heat.
  • You could also grill these sandwiches in a frying pan or a flat skillet instead of using the griddle.
  • Optionally together with the butter, use coriander chutney or mint-cilantro chutney or mayonnaise as a spread on the sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

Tawa Sandwich (Griddle Sandwich)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 508 Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 8g50%

Cholesterol 29mg10%

Sodium 1854mg81%

Potassium 782mg22%

Carbohydrates 71g24%

Fiber 12g50%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 20g40%

Vitamin A 640IU13%

Vitamin C 57.5mg70%

Calcium 182mg18%

Iron 7.7mg43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Tawa Sandwich recipe from the archives was first published on August 2016. It has been updated and republished on May 2024.

Source: Dassana’s Veg Recipes
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